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Out in the Square on this Wellington Anniversary Weekend

Wellington Queer Fair Committee
Media Release - January, 2014

Out in the Square on this Wellington Anniversary Weekend

Out in the Square 2014 is being held in Wellington this weekend as the city celebrates its anniversary. The fair will launch at 11AM on Saturday 18 January with fabulous performers who have joined together to celebrate the passing of the Marriage Equality Bill and the first summer of queer weddings.

The festivities include Anika Moa and band as the headlining act and plenty of entertainment for all ages. Civic Square in central Wellington will transform with local businesses’ stalls, organisation information kiosks, games and a raffle offering over $3000 worth of prizes for the winner. Entry to the fair is free.
In addition to the fair a host of parties will take place over the weekend. The annual Pool Party will be held at the Thorndon Summer Pool on Murphy St, starting at 7PM. The official After Party, with a Wild Jungle theme, will be held on Sunday 19 January at Ivy Bar in James Smith’s Basement on Cuba Street and will feature three zones of Jungle madness. Tickets are available at Cosmic Corner,Dash.co.nz or at the door.

In case of adverse weather, the fair will postponed a day to Sunday 19 January, running from 11AM to 5PM as scheduled and featuring the same entertainment. Postponement will be announced on Saturday morning via Facebook if it is required.

“It is really great to see the fair coming together. Everyone in the Committee have been working hard to deliver the best Out in the Square yet and we are all thrilled that the day is finally here. It is great to be able to celebrate the Marriage Equality Bill in such an amazing way” Says Greig Wilson, Co-Chair of the Out in the Square Committee.

All the profits from the raffle, the Pool Party and the Wild Jungle Party will go towards organising next year’s Out in the Square Fair and the Future of Out in the Square.

ANZ, major sponsor to Out in the Square, will be providing a cash out service on the day. Extra volunteers are always welcome, email Out in the Square to show your interest. To sponsor next year’s event contact the Sponsor Liaison Team.

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